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1st Hoghton Scout Group celebrates 50 years of providing #SkillsForLife

Date: 5th Nov 2021 Author: Jon Nutten

Last month Scouts past and present came together to celebrate 50 years of proving skills for life to the local community of Hoghton.

Jenny, the daughter of Len Knowles one of the original founding members alongside his brother John of 1st Hoghton (Holy Trinity) Scouts Group back in 1971 also joined in the celebrations at the group headquarters alongside more than 40+ past and current members of the Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts to enjoy a BBQ, whole taking part in a wide range of games, challenges, and archery.

Rounding off the celebrations young people buried a time capsule for future generations and finished off the part with a fire and roast marshmallows while sharing stories past and present alongside making new friends.

More about Scouts
Scouts is where young people make new friends, have amazing adventures, and learn new skills.

Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. Yes, we go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling and canoeing. But we also get to hang out with our friends every week – having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges.

Volunteering at Scouts isn’t just about changing young people’s lives. It’s about doing something that’s #GoodForYou too. Good for your health and happiness, good for developing skills, and good for making friends.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls